Actually I could tell he didn’t want to go alone. So, I got up and demanded my good coffee.
We went to our favorite place down the street. I love this place because they truly know how to make good coffee, plus it’s just a funky place with great staff. As our coffee was being made, the owner asked where the kids were. She then proceeded to tell us how much she loves it when the girls come into her place. They are always polite, they respect the people who are there trying to get work done, and they don’t mess around the people carrying the hot coffee. I always like hearing this from adults. Affirms that my kids are not “those kids” in public.
We grabbed the kids and came home to pull the house together for dinner with Garbanzo’s coworker. She teaches Spanish to the upper grades at the school. We got everything pulled together fairly quickly – and spent the rest of the day finishing a couple of gifts we were making. It was a nice relaxing break before the company.
I should mention that I was not happy with the company tonight. I realized that Garbanzo had scheduled dinners back to back to back. So the first three days of vacation before we go to Central Oregon are busy. No break in sight until after Christmas. Sigh. I was looking forward to a relaxing couple of weeks. Not the case, I guess.
His coworker arrived with her husband, and we immediately hit it off. We drank, talked, ate dinner and talked some more. While we were waiting for dessert, the girls wandered off. After about 10 minutes, I went into the living room to see what they were doing because it was too quite. I found them curled up together under one of their coats. They had fallen asleep. It was only 7:20pm. Guess they didn’t get as much sleep last night as they had claimed to have gotten.
The adults ate desserts and chatted some more. She was pretty funny as she told stories about how she deals with the parents. I like how direct she is (big shock, huh?). She’s great because the parents don’t know what to say to here. The school she taught at produced a lot of Ivy League graduates, so she likes to pull that out and smack people across the head with it as many of these parents are hoping for the same thing from their kids. Hard to debate someone who has that history.
Sunday, we are getting together with my in-laws (Garbanzo’s parents). They are back in the states for good now. I think his mom called it quits – and said it was time to leave Mexico. Last time I saw them, his dad was being a jack ass. Yeah, I’m so looking forward to seeing them. Let’s hope he’s in a good mood this time. If not, it may be a short visit. I’m trying to be optimistic, but….well, his record is pretty bad in that space. Good times.
Hope everyone is having a good weekend so far!